Most Popular Stories & Posts of 2013

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As we wind down this year and go into the next one, here is a list of top 15 stories that were read the most in 2013.

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15. Tishman Speyer and China Vanke Join Forces to Develop Luxury Residential Tower

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Tishman Speyer and China Vanke Co., Ltd. today announced that they have formed a joint venture to develop a premier high rise residential condominium project at 201 Folsom Street in San Francisco.
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14. Marcus & Millichap Bay Area Real Estate Forecast: More and Better

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San Francisco Bay Area employment remains below its dot-com peak, but today’s jobs in technology and business and professional services are more lasting compared to the earlier era, according to new findings from Marcus & Millichap Research Services.
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13. New Appeals Threaten to Stall Sunnyvale Town Center Redevelopment For Years

Both parties to a dispute over ownership of the Sunnyvale Town Center have appealed a Dec. 21 court judgment, ending plans for a July trial that had promised to end the bitter affair.
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12. SWA Group Projects Win 15 Design Awards From AAA 5-Diamond and American Society of Landscape Architects

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SWA Group, one of world’s leading landscape architecture, planning and urban design firms, announced today 15 projects being honored with regional and international awards.
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11. Jay Paul Company Acquires San Francisco Transbay Development Site

Jay Paul Company and Cornish & Carey Commercial Newmark Knight Frank (C&CCNKF) announced today that Jay Paul Company has acquired 181 Fremont Street, a Transbay development site, from SKS Investments.
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10. CBRE Buys CAC Group in San Francisco

CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) today announced that it has acquired The CAC Group (CAC), one of the leading commercial real estate services firms in San Francisco.
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9. Developments Rise Like Dandelions Near San Francisco Transit Center

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Tishman Speyer and its Chinese development partner China Vanke Co. Ltd. begin construction next week on what is being billed as the largest residential development project ever in San Francisco.
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8. Google Names General Contractors for NASA Campus

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Google Inc. has selected DPR Construction and Turner Construction Co. to build its proposed 1.1 million square-foot campus at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View.
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7. Furniture House Brings Big Design to Silicon Valley

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One Workplace wants to change its world. It is starting with the past, adapting a 1950s-era paper-manufacturing plant on the east side of the San Jose international airport.
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6. Bay Area Housing Goes Boom

How hot is the San Francisco Bay Area housing market? So hot that the area’s median home sales price has risen 45 percent compared to a year ago—up 7 percentage points in the last two weeks alone.
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5. Lennar Buys South Bay Hitachi Site, Plans 840 Homes

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Miami-based for-sale homebuilder Lennar Corp. has acquired a 40.5-acre site in South San Jose where it hopes to build 840 single-family homes in six communities including one multifamily rental complex.
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4. Samsung Jumpstarts North San Jose with Headquarters

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San Jose’s City Council has approved a trio of agreements with Samsung Semiconductor Inc. to build a 680,000-square-foot research and development campus and new North American headquarters in North San Jose.
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3. Tech Companies Grow Node by Node; Campus May Be Thing of Past

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Apple Inc. may rue the day it spent an estimated $3 billion to build its new mothership headquarters in Cupertino. Because, according to a globe-hopping futurist, big, bossy corporate headquarters are just so yesterday.
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2. Google Puts Bayview Campus Construction On Hold

Google Inc. is postponing construction on its Bayview campus at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View.
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1. Bay Area Housing Market on the Cusp of Change

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The Bay Area housing market is starting to slow. Mountain View Home for Sale The Registry real estateAgents doing business in downtown San Jose, on the Peninsula and in the East Bay report a tapering off in buyer demand in recent weeks.
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